The news of Swayze’s cancer came as he was already attached to his new
project, the delightfully named A&E series The Beast, and the decision to continue
production on the show became a minor folk narrative last year. The series debuted to
modest numbers earlier this month.
Swayze’s film career took an uneven trajectory, especially as the ’90s
stretched on, but his marquee roles in movies like Dirty Dancing and
Ghost assure him a place among his generation of Hollywood actors. Recently, he's become better known as a
cult-action icon in dated flicks like Red Dawn, Road House and Point
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